With simple day hikes or week-long treks, Langtang is one of the most accessible trekking regions near Kathmandu Valley. If you're short on time but yet want to hike the Himalayas and learn about the Tamang people's fascinating cultures, this is the place to go. The earthquake in April 2015 wreaked havoc on the region. The area is reopened for hiking as a result of rehabilitation and renovation efforts, and the locals have welcomed visitors.
The Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges, as well as high-altitude lakes like as Gosainkunda, Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, and Dudhkunda, are all part of the Langtang region. The people that live here are largely Tamang and Tibetan, with a culture that dates back hundreds of years. Their rich Himalayan heritage is reflected in their craftsmanship, dress, traditionally built stone houses, and beautifully carved wooden porches.
Visits to the area, which is partially protected as Langtang National Park, provide Himalayan nature experiences as well as an insight into the lifestyle and culture of the Tamangs, the region's predominant inhabitants. They mostly raise sheep and yaks, but they also grow a variety of hardy cereals and vegetables. Raising cattle, agriculture, and trade with Kerung in Tibet are all part of the peasants' daily existence. Their major foods are wheat, maize, potato, soyabean, and millet.